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 John GREIG 1966-1972 
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Name: John Greig

Nickname: The Legend

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Country: :SCO: Scotland
Club: Rangers FC
Position: *SB, CB, DMF, CMF
Side: RF/LS
Age: 24-30 years (11/9/1942)

Height: 175 cm
Weight: 77 kg

Attack: 75
Defence: 78
Balance: 84
Stamina: 92
Top Speed: 78
Acceleration: 79
Response: 83
Agility: 78
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 76
Short Pass Accuracy: 77
Short Pass Speed: 75
Long Pass Accuracy: 78
Long Pass Speed: 78
Shot Accuracy: 78
Shot Power: 86
Shot Technique: 76
Free Kick Accuracy: 65
Curling: 70
Header: 84
Jump: 85
Technique: 76
Aggression: 81
Mentality: 96
Goalkeeper Skills: 50
Team Work: 88

Injury Tolerance: B
Condition/Fitness: 7
Weak Foot Accuracy: 6
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
Consistency: 8
Growth type: Standard/Lasting

CARDS:
P10 - Incisive Run
P11 - Long Ranger
S01 - Marauding
S07 - Man Marking
S08 - Slide Tackle
S13 - Long Throw

SPECIAL ABILITIES: Middle Shooting - Side - Marking - Sliding - Long Throw

Attack/Defence Awareness Card: Balanced


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The greatest ever Rangers player. Greig was an inspirational and respected captain, his incredible determination and strength of will becoming a light in the darkness during a period in which Rangers' eternal enemies Celtic dominated domestic and European football. Versatile and hard working, Greig initially started as a forward, later became a wing half next to Jim Baxter in the Rangers midfield, and ended his career at left back. But Greig was more than just a leader, he was a skilled player in every position he played, and boasted an incredible scoring record for someone who mostly played in defence (120 goals in 755 games for his only club). He could often be seen rampaging up the left flank to join the attack in the box, something that was somewhat unusual for a player of that era, and had a fearsome shot from distance. He was also very tough and uncompromising in the tackle and his resilience and awareness made him a fierce defender.

Greig was the captain during, arguably, both Rangers and Scotland's finest ever wins: respectively, the 1972 European Cup Winners Cup final, and Scotland's victory over then world champions England at Wembley in 1967. His late winner against Italy in 1965 is also an iconic moment in Scottish football history. After his retirement in 1978, he managed Rangers for 5 years with mixed results: he failed to win the league but won 4 cups and was responsible for bringing Ally McCoist to the club who would become their record scorer. Greig has since been voted the club's greatest ever player by Rangers fans.

Overall, an iconic and legendary figure in Scottish football history that will never be forgotten in the minds of Rangers fans.


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